Exploring Johannesburg

Milpark Education's Melville Campus is based in the economic hub of the country: Johannesburg — or Jozi or Egoli, as it is known to many. This bustling modern city is located in Gauteng, which may be the smallest region in the country, but there are still many local attractions to consider! Visit website .


Within walking distance of the campus (although uphill!), and just a few blocks from the campus itself, is a small shopping, eating and chilling complex known as 27Boxes. Built from recycled shipping containers, this is a trendy new spot in Jozi. Visit website .

44 Stanley

Also nearby is the older development, 44 Stanley. Filled with places to eat, interior design and furniture shops, an excellent second-hand bookshop and other attractions, this has become a regular haunt for many visitors to Jozi.Visit website .


Of course, funky Fordsburg is also a key spot to visit! With its wide variety of Eastern cuisines, it is one of the best places to go for street food. The Oriental Plaza and the Fordsburg Flea Market also offer shopping opportunities for those seeking retail therapy. Visit website .

City Sightseeing

Interested in the history of Johannesburg, Soweto and the Struggle? The Johannesburg City Bus will take you on a tour of the sights and sounds of the city, including Newtown (where you can visit the SAB World of Beer), Museum Afrika, the Origins Centre, the Apartheid Museum, and other attractions, including Constitution Hill and Gold Reef City. 
Or you could take a tour of historic Soweto, and see Soccer City, Bara, the Orlando Towers, the Hector Petersen Memorial, and the famous Vilakazi Street, where two Nobel Laureates lived (Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu), among other Soweto favourites.  Visit website .

Natural history

If you are interested in natural history and the origins of humankind, then Jozi is the place to be!

  • The Melville Koppies are the site of an ancient Stone Age settlement. 
  • The Origins Centre is a central spot to visit, containing many relics of South Africa’s human history. 
  • A must-see, Maropeng is the centre for the World Heritage Site, the Cradle of Humankind, and the Sterkfontein Caves. 

Chinese and Asian cuisine

For excellent Chinese and other Asian cuisine, visitors to Jozi can go downtown to Newtown, next to the infamous old John Vorster Square (now renamed Johannesburg Central Police Station) or to Cyrildene, a few kilometres from the centre of town.

Sophiatown Museum

Finally, take a trip down memory lane and into the world of the 1950s with Can Themba, Miriam Makeba and Nat Nakasa, at Kofifi (Sophiatown) and the museum there. Visit website .